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Mathematics (A-level)

In A-level Maths you will study pure maths, statistics and mechanics.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: A Levels
School Leaver - Academic
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Joseph Wright Centre

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/mathematics-a-level
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Course Information for Students

In A-level Maths you will study pure maths, statistics and mechanics.

You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 7.

Where you have a grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics, you will need to pass our own assessment of your algebra skills to ensure these are well developed enough for you to succeed on the course. Decisions will be taken on a student-by-student basis, taking into account a range of factors.

A recent school report will be required which demonstrates a committed attitude to learning.

It is assumed that students enrol on a two-year A-level programme of study consisting of three or more subjects. However, students will be expected to demonstrate a committed attitude to learning and make positive progress in their first year of study.

In pure maths you will develop your skills in algebra, co-ordinate geometry, sequences and trigonometry and you will be introduced to calculus, exponentials and logarithms.

In statistics you will investigate different kinds of statistical distributions, sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability and hypothesis testing.

In mechanics you will study vectors, forces and motion.

This course will be delivered on-site at the Joseph Wright Centre.

We will ask you to buy our favoured calculator.

Your progress will be monitored throughout the year.

Formal assessment is by examination in May/June of Year 2.

There is no coursework.


 

Maths goes well with many other subject combinations and is well regarded across employment sectors and higher education institutions.

You could consider careers in areas such as:

  • Engineering
  • Applied technologies
  • Architecture and design
  • Accountancy, business and finance
  • Sciences

A high grade in Mathematics is often required if you wish to study Mathematics, Engineering, Architecture or Economics at university.  It is also useful for any degree in Science subjects, Finance or Computer Science.  Some of our students also go on to study Mathematical Education.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Finance Officers

£26430

Finance Officers

Finance and Investment Analysts and Advisers

£35740

Finance and Investment Analysts and Advisers

Financial Accounts Managers

£29052

Financial Accounts Managers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Monika Burtniece

A level student Monika inspired to consider teaching maths at college

I loved college and still miss it so much. I miss the teaching staff, the rooms, everything about it. It felt like home. I'd definitely recommend Derby College for A levels. I'd also advise that when it comes to choosing your A level subjects pick the ones you're passionate about – not the subjects your parents think you should do. If you choose to study the things you like you'll enjoy the work much more and do well.

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Ryan Horsnall

Ryan Horsnall

First Response Finance sponsor BA Hons degree in Management and Leadership

At Derby College I was taught a lot of skills such as target setting that has helped me be organised and realistic with work and learning.

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Yikai Shen

Yikai Shen

Aiming for a career in financial services

A British education is recognised throughout the world as the best. My biggest challenge at College was obviously the language but I worked hard and gained a lot of support from tutors at the College. Derby is a very nice city and I settled in well. I made a lot of good friends and everyone was very welcoming.

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:50 pm